Overall these are a pretty tasty cookie. I just had one that had cooled but was still soft and tender. I followed the recipe as closely as I could considering I didn't have more than 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal to work with.. whoops! So in my normal way of finding the closest thing that will substitute, I used cereal. This made the cookies non-wheat-free, but that's all right for me. I used Kelloggs All-Bran Strawberry Medley. There are no strawberry chunks in the cookies as I ate them :) I like the barley flour because it gives the cookies a nice flavour that is different from all other oatmeal cookies that use wheat flour. Yum!
My kids love these. I am not a fan of raisins so I left them out of mine. But even my non raisin eaters ate the raisin cookies. We used toasted sweetened coconut. We also used a cookie scoop, then flattened out the dough a little. The flatter, the more crispy they were. They spread more than I thought they would. These have a great crispy chewy texture, great mouth appeal. Great flavor! I will be making these again. We also doubled the recipe. As for Celiacs, OATS are not considered an approved food, so no, a celiac would not be able to eat this. BUT people with wheat sensitivities would be able to.
Although this recipe is wheat free it is NOT gluten free. It sounds wonderful but Celiacs beware.
good and easy.